PhD in theoretical chemistry/condensed matter physics on the study of perovskite-inspired materials for indoor photovoltaics and internet of things at the University of Ferrara, Italy

A fully funded PhD position will be opened shortly at the university of Ferrara in the Laboratory of Materials Modelling and Simulations for the study of perovskite-inspired materials for indoor photovoltaics and the internet of things. 

Candidates are expected to carry out a PhD in theoretical chemistry, applying statistical mechanics and ab initio simulations to understand the underneath physics of pnictogenic and other classes of emerging materials suitable to efficiently harvest and convert indoor light into electric current. More in general, the research aims at addressing the problem of identifying defect-tolerant wider bandgap (~2 eV) semiconductors. 

The project is funded by the Italian Minister of Higher Education (Ministero dell’Università e Ricerca) and involves the experimental groups of Prof. Teresa Gatti (Politecnico di Torino) and Dr. Antonio Agresti (Università Tor Vergata, Roma).

Potential candidate must have a background in one of the following areas: theoretical chemistry, physical chemistry, condensed matter physics, molecular physics, statistical physics. It is expected that the candidate has some experience in running simulations in an high performance computing (HPC) environment.

For more information, contact Prof. Simone Meloni (